lambert (not adam)

jlw7GmHzGnhbp8slZyRdKf27o1_500

Lambert 1, NY 1902

Frank Lambert, a French immigrant spent seventeen years developing the Lambert. The first patent was in 1884 and it came to market in 1896. One types by pushing down on one of the keys, causing the whole round disk to tilt down in that direction. Down below, just above the typing point, is a convex, vulcanite surface, with all of the characters molded into it. This surface is connected to the upper disk and tilts in the correct direction, as it descends down to make contact with the paper. The middle knob is pushed down for a space. (via The Martin Howard Collection)

Advertisements

One thought on “lambert (not adam)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s